Custom design

The custom design process at Facets Fine Jewelry is all about the customer. We specialize in custom jewelry design and are really good at it because we do it every day…and we love it!

The best part of the day is sitting down with customers and collaborating in an imaginative process to create something beautiful, meaningful and highly functional. Our years of experience enable us to bring a vast array of techniques and processes to the forefront, but it is our communication skills that are the most important. We listen, and we guide with sensitivity to each person’s style and aspirations.

  1. We usually begin the process with a meeting in which we will make hand-sketches and establish our goals and budget.
  2. Next, we will make CAD drawings and illustrations for review and approval. These illustrations allow us to show you a remarkably lifelike rendering of what the piece will ultimately look like. The beauty of this communication tool is that what you see is exactly what you get!
  3. Once the images have been approved we make a “wax” model for you to see the design in 3D. Again, the wax model is an exact replica of the finished product, and in fact will ultimately BE the final piece by way of the lost wax casting process.
  4. After the project is in metal we will usually do a fitting (unless it’s a surprise) as well as confirm final approval before the stones are set, engraving is (sometimes) added, and the ring is completed.

At every step of the process we encourage the client to express the opinions and be involved in the process. We want each project to reflect the clients own personal style and taste and for each and every client to be absolutely delighted with the final product.